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Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times

Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times

Illustrated by: Glenn Thomas
For Ages: 8 - 12
In nineteenth-century England, a boy is about to discover a mysterious mechanical world he may never escape.

Ten-year-old Jack Foster has stepped through a doorway and into quite a different London.

Londinium is a smoky, dark, and dangerous place, home to mischievous metal fairies and fearsome clockwork dragons that breathe scalding steam. The people wear goggles to protect their eyes, brass grill insets in their nostrils to filter air, or mechanical limbs to replace missing ones.

Over it all rules the Lady, and the Lady has demanded a new son—a perfect flesh-and-blood child. She has chosen Jack. His only hope of escape lies with a legendary clockwork bird.

The Gearwing grants wishes—or it did, before it was broken—before it was killed. But some things don’t stay dead forever.

Fans of books like Splendors and Glooms and Goblin Secrets will find Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times irresistible!
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442498778 | 
  • May 2014 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times CHAPTER ONE The Sorcerer Ever Watchful


London, 1899

WHEN LORCAN WALKED, He did so deliberately, slowly, as if to gauge just how deeply his fine shoes sank into the mud.

Mostly, he preferred to sit. Sitting was for those in command, walking for the commanded. It wasn’t often that he walked, but when told to, he went.

For there was only one who could give such orders, and to... see more

About the Author

Emma Trevayne
Photo credit: James Drew

Emma Trevayne

Emma Trevayne is a full-time writer. She is an avid music collector, a lover of computer code languages, and a photographer. She has written two young adult novels, Coda and Chorus, and a middle grade novel, Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times. She has lived in Canada, England, and America.

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